Here’s some good news for cyclists in Los Angeles. The Source reports that the Metro Station at one of Hollywood’s busiest intersections, Hollywood and Vine, brought the city’s second bike hub with it.
The long-awaited hub will be open 24/7 and can securely store up to 64 bikes. Located right around the corner from the Hollywood and Vine Red Line station, the bicycle complex will offer services such as bike storage, repairs, and rentals. Attendants will be available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekdays to assist customers, and members can leave their bikes parked at the hub for up to three days straight without extra charge. For those who don’t have their own bike lock, the Metro shop also sells cycling accessories while providing CCTV coverage and a security alarm for additional protection.
Similar to purchasing a Metro pass, bicycle owners will have to register for a membership for full access to the facility’s amenities. There are several payment options available, including seven-day passes for $5, 30-day passes for $12, and annual passes for $60. Reduced membership prices are available for seniors 62 and older, students in grades K-12, and those who are disabled. The bike hub accepts credit and debit card payments for people registering online, but cash is accepted in-person during daily hours.
The Metro’s board of directors came up with this bike-friendly plan to serve public transit customers who aren’t within walking distance to their nearest station. The first bike hub opened in 2015 near the El Monte bus station. The Metro also plans on opening more hubs in Culver City and Union Station.